Bard College seeks an Admission Counselor responsible for representing Bard College to multiple constituencies, including prospective students and their families, Bard Alumni/ae, and school/community contacts. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Admission, this representative engages in recruiting initiatives and follow-up to meet application and enrollment goals, focusing on Pacific Northwest regions and other select neighboring regions as assigned. This is a full-time, year-round, benefit eligible position.
The Admission Counselor manages planning and follow-up of recruitment activities including high/secondary school visits, college fairs, prospective family and counselor receptions, admitted student and family events and individual meetings and interviews for assigned geographic areas. Secondary responsibilities include new recruitment program development and implementation, and other duties as assigned.
The regions that this representative is responsible for are focused primarily on travel areas within the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho. However, responsibilities for lighter travel and application reading also stretch to Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Additional travel and reading support outside of these regions may be assigned as needed. This Admission Counselor must live in the primary regions of the Pacific Northwest, specifically in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR. Remote staff are often required to train on the Bard College campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY for 6-12 months.
Description of Duties:
Admission travel, recruitment and counseling:
Fall recruitment takes place from September through November (sometimes starting in August) and spring recruitment takes place from March through May with occasional travel for fairs, trainings and conferences during the summer months
Travel for up to 20 weeks out of the year covering school visits, college fairs, prospective and admitted student events (sometimes coordinated with Alumni/ae Affairs and Development and other Bard College Offices)
Represent Bard College through high/secondary school visits, college fairs, community college visits, counselor functions, alumni/ae receptions, community-based organizations
Plan, develop, and implement outreach and recruitment activities to meet undergraduate-enrollment goals considering enrollment history and other relevant data
Meet with and advise prospective students and their families about the college selection process and provide information about opportunities available to them at Bard Conduct interviews for prospective students
Manage recruitment-related correspondence (emails, letters, phone calls) with students and their families as well as school counselors and teachers from designated recruitment regions. Initiate outreach and recruitment messages and respond to requests for information about Bard College programs, application status, and other information essential to the college selection and admission processes
Represent Bard College at networking events and conferences
Participate in office trainings
Participate in on-campus programs such as the Immediate Decision Plan and Admitted Students Day and as directed
Attend workshop days and case study events at the request of individual high/secondary schools
Coordinate events with Alumni/ae Affairs
Support international students throughout the application process by coordinating communication to international students (website, email, Bard portal) with colleagues who share international regions, the communications team, and the senior leadership team
Coordinate with the Office of International Students and Scholar Services (OISSS) to support international students with visa application questions, travel to campus and enrollment processes
Assist the Senior Leadership Team with special projects and tasks as assigned
Professional experience in Higher Education for at least a year, preferably as an Admission Counselor
Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
Ease in using and learning technology for communication, record keeping, and management of data Self-motivated with ability to function independently
Good writing, communication, and time management skills
Ability to organize trips, buy tickets, make hotel reservations, and coordinate travel plans
Ability to work some irregular hours and travel on occasional nights and weekends
Experience in working in Microsoft Office applications and Google Suite Programs
Knowledge of Technolutions Slate is ideal
Spanish language skills are ideal
Driver's license in good standing
Ability to lift packages and boxes of up to 30 pounds in transporting material for travel.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement and the contact information for three professional references to Interfolio by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/114072
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information.
Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
Building on a 150-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College's mission has expanded across the country, around the world, and to meet broader student needs.Now, approximately 2,000 undergraduates study in Annandale and more than 200 graduate students study in Bard programs, plus nearly 1,000 students in our early colleges. Total enrollment for Bard College and its global affiliates is approximately 5,000 students. The undergraduate program at our main campus in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York retains a reputation for scholarly excellence and civic engagement. We are committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow's thought leaders.